We have had a brilliant first weekend in Oxford, it is so lovely to be able to bring the circus to what is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. 

We kicked off the weekend on Friday morning with the booksignings at Blackwell's on Broad Street, and we had a great time bringing the circus atmosphere to the streets! (Including juggling over the traffic). Thank you to all the staff at Blackwells and for the patience of any passerbys, we do tend to cause a bit of mayhem when we stroll into town.

And then we had our usual 8 performance weekend, with wonderful crowds made up of old Giffords fans and some new. Here are some lovely quotes from the weekend:

On Twitter -

Fleur Sinclair: 'There is nothing like a 1st trip to @GiffordsCircus, but after 10 years of magical shows, The Thunders, you're my favourite. Perfection'

Nick Cook: 'Went to the utterly brilliant @GiffordsCircus in Oxford last night. One of the best I've ever seen! Great fun & highly recommended.'

On Facebook -

Gary Cooke: 'Saw your show for the first time today. Can't stop smiling. Wonderful, magical and very funny.'

Judith Fear: 'WOW!!!!!!!! I've just come back from a performance of the circus in University Parks Oxford; a phenomenal visual feast, ...this is going on my calendar as an annual event. The atmosphere was fantastic..never a boring moment. There was a lovely team spirit amongst the performers and the entertainment was such that it was stimulating and exciting for both adults and children. A huge thank you.'